- File Size: 394 KB
- Print Length: 133 pages
- Publisher: Champagne Books (March 1, 2009)
- Publication Date: March 1, 2009
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004GKMLCK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,664,800 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Once Wayward (Orphan Train Book 5) Kindle Edition
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Instead of going to school, Isabel is put to work in Winston's saloon, performing her sharpshooting skills for the crowd and waiting tables between shows. Virtually a prisoner, she is watched constantly by Winston's paid goons and his loathsome son Jeffrey, who barely waits for the beautiful Isabel to come of age before he also puts her to work in his bed. As much as she disliked the gypsy lifestyle of her parents, Isabel would much rather go back to being a carni girl than having to endure the horrors of being Jeffrey's carnal slave. She tries to escape once, but the beating she gets when she's caught makes her terrified to try again.
Until the day the saloon doors swing open and in walks a cowboy with fiery red hair who goes by the name of Flame---an appropriate moniker considering the way Isabel is immediately drawn to him like a moth. He is kind to her and seems different from the other men who inhabit her world, but can she trust him?
ONCE WAYWARD will take you back to the days of cowboys, saloons and gunfights, and the beautiful prose and endearing characters make the journey an emotional one you'll never forget. Isabel is a heroine who will steal your heart with her spirit and optimism despite the hopelessness of her plight, and Flame will ignite a bonfire of feelings in readers the same way he does in Isabel. Their love story is just as sweet as Isabel's struggle to escape her captors is heartrending, and it makes for a page-turning mixture of adventure, poignancy and romance.
I don't usually like historicals nor romances, but I loved this book because of the characters and the writing skills of the author.
I read this book loving everything about it. From the way it's written, to the emotional and intense story that comes with it. The main character is a strong female who is placed into some hard situations. I love characters like this who are challenged emotionally and have other means of overcoming it all.
I love Isabel.
I also loved Flame! Who can't fall for him? Isabel and Flame all the way! This was my kind of book with excitement and romance for all! Mrs. Ward sure knows how to tell a mighty fine tale. I can't wait to see what she writes next. :)